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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Youngest gun

A 19-year-old American arrives at a Royal Air Force installation in England. It's June, 6, 1944. The historical significance of that particular day is not lost on 4th Fighter Wing historian Dr. Roy Heidicker. "It's D-Day," he says. "So...

One dead in weekend crashes

A Mount Olive man is dead after a fatal crash Friday afternoon, and a number of other people were injured in two other wrecks Friday night and Saturday afternoon. At about 1 p.m., according to state Highway Patrol officials,...

Watching their garden grow

Weekday mornings, soon after being dropped off at the Wayne Community College child care center, the boys and girls make a beeline for the playground. But not in search of a jungle gym or wide-open space to run. The...

Officials prepare for National Night Out

Set up has already begun for the 30th annual National Night Out, kicking off at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Goldsboro's Herman Park. Mount Olive will hold its National Night Out on the same night at Nelson Street Park from...

Scam targets elderly

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is warning residents against a home improvement scam targeting elderly citizens in Wayne County. A press release issued Thursday stated that several reports have been received about a scam in which a person approaches...

Schools face $4.8 million in cuts

A little more than three weeks before the first day of school, Wayne County officials are still not sure what impact the state budget will have on everything from jobs to programs. Wayne County Public Schools faces $4.8 million...

Days of Caring event set for Aug. 19

It might be something as simple as picking up trash in your neighborhood. Or maybe you want to be a part of something larger like sharing a meal with a group of homeless men or creating special beds for...

City opens golf course pond to fishing families

Joseph Wemmering was the only child at the Big Cats: Kids Catfishing Tournament at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course this Saturday to catch a piranha -- or so he said. "Oh, it was huge. I think it was a...

Kids build fires, friendships at YMCA Outdoor Camp

When Savannah Shoemake first heard about the Y's outdoor adventure camp, she thought, "Bugs, tree branches and really high grass -- how's that going to be fun?" She took a chance and signed up anyway and had is having...

Planning Commission tables Busco Beach discussion

At the request of a lawyer representing Busco Beach and ATV Park, the Goldsboro Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday night to defer discussion and a recommendation on the request to re-zone almost 680 acres of land owned or controlled...

Former Arts Council building back on city agenda

The Goldsboro City Council will vote on a number of finance issues for city projects at its meeting Monday night, including a change order for the demolition of the former Arts Council of Wayne County building and the approval...